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Country in Western Asia. Wikipedia

  • History of Iran

    Commonly known until the mid-20th century as Persia in the Western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, also to an extent known as Greater Iran, comprising the area from Anatolia, the Bosphorus, and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south. Home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC. The south-western and western part of the Iranian Plateau participated in the traditional Ancient Near East with Elam, from the Early Bronze Age, and later with various other peoples, such as the Kassites, Mannaeans, and Gutians. Wikipedia

  • Turkey

    Transcontinental country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. Bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea. Wikipedia

  • Greater Iran

    Greater Iran or Greater Persia (, Irān-e Bozorg) refers to the regions of West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Transcaucasia where Iranian culture has had significant influence and Iranian languages were spoken. Historically, these were regions long ruled by dynasties of various Iranian empires, that incorporated considerable aspects of Persian culture through extensive contact with them, or where sufficient Iranian peoples settled to still maintain communities who patronize their respective cultures. Wikipedia

  • Afghanistan

    Landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Wikipedia

  • Iraq

    Country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. Baghdad. Wikipedia

  • Kurds

    Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. There are exclaves of Kurds in Central Anatolia, Khorasan, and the Caucasus, as well as significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey (in particular Istanbul) and Western Europe (primarily in Germany). Wikipedia

  • Azerbaijan

    Country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, the Russian republic of Dagestan to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia and Turkey to the west, and Iran to the south. Wikipedia

  • Georgia (country)

    Country in the Caucasus region, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north and east by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. Wikipedia

  • Uzbekistan

    Country in Central Asia. Surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the south-west. Wikipedia

  • Foreign relations of Iran

    The foreign relations of Iran refers to inter-governmental relationships between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other countries. Very significant factor in informing Iran's foreign policy. Wikipedia

  • Egypt

    Transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Wikipedia

  • Pahlavi dynasty

    Sovereign state in Western Asia which was bordered by Turkey and Iraq to the west, the Soviet Union to the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east and shared a maritime border with Oman toward the south. With a population of 37 million in 1979, Tehran served as its capital city. Wikipedia

  • Kazakhstan

    Transcontinental country mainly located in Central Asia with a smaller portion west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe. It covers a land area of 2724900 km², and shares land borders with Russia in the north, China in the east, and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan in the south while also adjoining a large part of the Caspian Sea in the southwest. Wikipedia

  • Kuwait

    Country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it borders Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. Wikipedia

  • Saudi Arabia

    Country in Western Asia constituting the vast majority of the Arabian Peninsula. Geographically the largest sovereign state in Western Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world , the fifth-largest in Asia, and the 12th-largest in the world. Wikipedia

  • Achaemenid Empire

    Ancient Iranian empire based in Western Asia founded by Cyrus the Great. Larger than any previous empire in history, spanning 5.5 e6sqkm. Wikipedia

  • Ruhollah Khomeini

    Iranian politician, revolutionary, and cleric. The founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the end of the 2,500-year-old Persian monarchy. Wikipedia

  • Bahrain

    Country in the Persian Gulf. Additional 33 artificial islands, centered around Bahrain Island which make up around 83 percent of the country's landmass. Wikipedia

  • United Arab Emirates

    Country in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Wikipedia

  • Moved, or the capital city was renamed. List of such cities, sorted by country and then by date. Wikipedia

  • Incomplete list of historical dynasties which were at some time Iranian or the country they ruled were Iranian-speaking and of modern countries with significant Iranian populations or with an official Iranian language. The Iranians consist of Persians, Medes, Scythians, Kurds, Bactrians, Pashtuns, Tajiks, Baloch, Parthians, Sarmatians, Alans, Ossetians, Cimerians, and many more peoples. Wikipedia

  • Iranian architecture

    Architecture of Iran and parts of the rest of West Asia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Its history dates back to at least 5,000 BC with characteristic examples distributed over a vast area from Turkey and Iraq to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and from the Caucasus to Zanzibar. Wikipedia

  • Turkmenistan

    Sovereign country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest and the Caspian Sea to the west. Capital and largest city of the country. Wikipedia

  • Tajikistan

    Landlocked country in Central Asia with an area of 143100 km2 and an estimated population of 9,537,645 people. Bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north and China to the east. Wikipedia

  • Persian language

    Western Iranian language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages. Pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in three mutually intelligible standard varieties, namely Iranian Persian, Dari Persian and Tajiki Persian (officially named Tajik since the Soviet era). Wikipedia

  • Syria

    Country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans, and Greeks. Wikipedia

  • Oman

    Country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia and the oldest independent state in the Arab world. Located in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. Wikipedia

  • Arab League–Iran relations

    Arab League–Iran relations refer to political, economic and cultural relations between the mostly Shia Persian country of Iran and the mostly Sunni and Arab organization Arab League. Within the Middle East, historical conflicts have always coloured neighbouring Arab countries' perceptions about Iran. Wikipedia

  • Lebanon

    Country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East. Bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies west across the Mediterranean Sea. Wikipedia

  • Western Asia

    Westernmost subregion of Asia. Entirely a part of the Greater Middle East. Wikipedia

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